Jim and Elsie’s 1978 Tour – Day 37

Sunday, 7 May 1978

Misty, very warm

Up at 10 o’clock. Set off for Brighton. Clutch on car played up at Royal Tunbridge Wells – bled it and got going.

Lunched on the promenade at Brighton at 3 o’clock. Very warm – shed sweaters.

Commercial section of Vintage Rally to Brighton. Main section too crowded to park. Saw many of the old vehicles as we returned. Fire engines, double deckers, charabancs, trucks, steam rollers, steam trucks stoking up boilers and making dense smoke.

Some brave souls having a dip.

Big baked dinner. Elderberry wine, quince wine, hock and mixture. Strawberry trifle.

Many instructions of the route numbers to take on Monday.